Port Charlotte pedestrian dies after hit and run

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**UPDATE** Family members of Kyle Wells have told ABC 7 that Kyle passed away from his injuries Tuesday.

The investigation into this hit and run continues

**Original story from Monday below**

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - Troopers say a Port Charlotte Man was critically injured early Sunday morning when he stepped in front of a vehicle.  The driver of the vehicle fled the scene.

It happened just before 3am on Vessels Road south of Brad Avenue.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 23-year-old Kyle Wells of Port Charlotte was walking on the southbound shoulder of Vessels Road and began crossing the street.  That's when he entered the path of a northbound car and was struck by it.

Wells was thrown onto the southbound should by the collision.  He was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital in critical condition.

The vehicle is described as possibly a Mercury Grand Marquis.

Anybody who might know the location of the hit and run vehicle is asked to contact the Florida Highway Patrol at (239) 938-1800.